Will Baby Boomers choose to expire in hospitals and nursing homes? Or will they take matters into their own hands?
BY DAVID RICKEY — Would you prefer to die on purpose — or with purpose?
Late, great writers like Arthur Koestler (Darkness at Noon), Ernest Hemingway (For Whom the Bell Tolls) and counter-culture figure Hunter S. Thompson (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) were larger than life.
Yet they each took their own lives — rather than let the life coded into their respective DNA take its course.
The most timely example: Tony Scott (above, center), a Hollywood producer and director who jumped off an 18-storey L.A. bridge that he’d once scouted as a location for a movie.
The Baby Boomers are the biggest generation in American history, the most vain-glorious generation — and also the most afraid of pain, if Prozac and painkiller prescriptions are any indication.